Retail v Wisconsin

Meijer makes $146 million commitment to Wisconsin community

Meijer Distribution Inc. is investing $146 million to purchase and remodel an existing facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., for a new distribution center. The distribution center, which will be located in the LakeView Corporate Park, is expected to serve stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and possibly other states.

Meijer Distribution Inc. is investing $146 million to purchase and remodel an existing facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., for a new distribution center.  The distribution center, which will be located in the LakeView Corporate Park, is expected to serve stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and possibly other states.

Meijer currently has plans to open stores in Grafton, Oak Creek, Kenosha, Wauwatosa, Sussex and Waukesha in Wisconsin during the next two years.

“This is great news for Kenosha County, which has proven that it is a very attractive area for job creators looking to grow and expand here in Wisconsin,” said Governor Scott Walker, in a written statement.

Once work is completed, the 770,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ 271 full-time workers and 42 part-time employees.  Meijer Distribution Inc., is eligible for up to $5.25 million in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation during the next eight years.  The actual amount of the credits will be contingent upon the number of jobs created.